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A driver who fled a traffic stop Monday in Piatt County and reached speeds of up to 135 miles per hour on Interstate 72 was eventually caught after abandoning a stolen rental car in Springfield.
At the midway point of its fiscal year, the financial picture for the Monticello school district is close to what district officials expected. That according to Superintendent Vic Zimmerman, who updated the school board at its Jan. 20 meeting.
Monticello author Jaleigh Johnson will hold a book signing for the first book of her fantasy trilogy series from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at Busey Bank, 23011 W. Springfield Ave. in Champaign.
The northwest corner of Washington and State streets in Monticello was home to a myriad of businesses from 1872 through 1924, including a post office, barbers, grocers and the Moore Opera House.
Taxes will increase again for DeLand-Weldon School Board residents.
No one knows how long it sat unnoticed in a Monticello High School athletic storage room, but a 69-year-old framed artifact celebrating the school’s undefeated 1927 football team was definitely made to last.
It isn’t something Samantha Shores has seen very often in her three-year teaching career.
“It’s like a race to the door,” she said.
There’s another option for legislators to consider in the effort to find funding for Illinois higher education.
A nine-year Monticello High School instructor has been tabbed as the new assistant principal and district activities director.
Cerro Gordo fifth grade students will present “Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale For Mr. Dickens Jr.” at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 in the middle school gymnasium.